This is Flautas
I thought it was about time I wrote about ‘Tacos Dorados’ as they have been particularly popular on our street food tour of late. Tacos Dorados, also known as flautas, are common across Mexico. They are another manipulation of ‘masa‘, one of the most important elements of many Mexican street foods. That doesn’t mean they taste the same as molotes just because they are made from the same base. Quite the contrary! These rolled up tacos typically filled with either chicken or potato (but the options are endless) are deep fried and served with shredded lettuce, sour cream, queso fresco and salsa. The classic filling is chicken but I much prefer potato. [This is a great option for vegetarians who want to try street food!] I’m not a big fan of the chicken option as I find, in general, it is dry and pretty tasteless. However with the potato filling, when seasoned and prepared well, you get this delicious combination of the crunchy outside with the tasty and smooth filling. As I am always telling people on our tours, I always choose (and recommend) salsa ‘bandera’ so I get to try both green and red salsas. Choosing ‘bandera’ (flag) means you get half of each type of salsa.